MSc in IT Security Management

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Starting dates: February, June, September and November

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 15,000 / year

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Already working in IT security and wanting to take the next step to help make critical decisions within your organization? When you study your Master of IT Security Management in Germany at our Berlin campus, you will gain the practical cybersecurity skills you need to move up to a higher position in your organization.

The recent increase in high-profile IT security incidents reported in the media in recent years means that there is a demand for trained IT security professionals in all business sectors. This course will expose you to the critical IT security issues at stake today, so you will be well positioned to strategically assess critical security issues and, most importantly, understand the methods by which organizations can take action to reduce them.

Program structure

Through an examination of the key obstacles you will face in IT security management and the methods for developing security strategies, you will leave this course ready to lead and address real-life security issues in your organization.


Before receiving your master’s degree, you will complete 180 credits in the course, which are divided into the following 7 modules:

  • Technology and trend monitoring
  • Development of the information security strategy
  • Risk management
  • IT security management
  • IS Government
  • Applications and systems in the cloud
  • Research project


The way we assess our students gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a variety of methods to track your progress. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Work portfolios
  • Exams

Career opportunities

Our goal is to ensure that all of our graduates have transferable skills and industry-specific knowledge that can be applied to a variety of professional careers. This master’s degree in IT security management covers those broad specialized IT security skills and concepts that you will need to pursue the career you want after graduation.

As a graduate, you will have gained knowledge of:

  • Creation and implementation of strategies for the development of security.
  • Audit governance approaches and communicate recommended reviews
  • Analyze emerging technologies in the context of an organization’s business practices.
  • Implement security recovery plans
  • Risks that can occur when updating the information of an organization.

After earning your master’s degree in IT security management, you will have the freedom to explore more senior leadership roles and specialized areas of your field. Furthermore, as a graduate of our Berlin campus, you will also have the opportunity to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany.

With additional training in a few areas, you could make a career out of yourself in positions that include:

  • IT Security Team Leader
  • Network Security Manager
  • IT Risk Manager
  • IT Security and Governance Officer
  • Government Technology Officer
  • Future technologist
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Manager of quality and safety policies

Admission requirements

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK honors degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

Fluency in English

  • IELTS 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in any element); o TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence that you have previously studied in English; A letter can be accepted to demonstrate that the medium of instruction was in English.

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English proficiency letter. Please contact for more information.

If you do not have academic qualifications

We at Arden University are more than happy to consider and positively encourage an application from you if you have substantial management experience (usually 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the program.

We will ask you for a personal statement demonstrating your ability to study your master’s course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

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